Indoor Air Quality Facts

The worst thing for 50 million American allergy and asthma sufferers may be the air inside their own homes.

Filtration: facts from fiction

Beam HEPA (H10) CleanStream™ Filtration sustains a high level of performance while other methods lose efficiency over time.

You'll hear a lot of claims. But here are the facts:

Professional Testing Laboratory, Inc. tested the efficiency of leading vacuum cleaners. The system with the highest performance level, by far, was the Beam Central Vacuum System featuring an exclusive HEPA (H10) CleanStream Filtration System. It performed consistently at a stunning 98% efficiency at .3 microns compared to typical levels of 30-80%.

Why is the Beam HEPA (H10) CleanStream Filtration System so much better?

It starts by taking the dirt out of the house into a canister usually located in the garage using cyclonic forces to separate larger dirt particles and allergens from the vacuumed air. Then it removes tiny particles at .3 microns with a permanent HEPA-filtration material.

Other systems use many of the same features. Some are cyclonic. Some have filters. Some exhaust outside the house. But none of them combine all of these features into the same unit.

And non of them utilize an exclusive self-cleaning HEPA (H10) CleanStream filter from the makes of GORE-TEX fabric. This way with the Beam System you have no filters and no screens to clean or replace frequently. And most importantly, you do no lose power as the bucket fills up, allowing your unit to sustain a high level of performance time after time.

Most people know air pollution can damage their health, but don't know indoor air quality can have significant effects.

Air pollution contributes to lung disease, including respiratory tract infections, asthma and lung cancer. Lung disease claims close to 335,000 lives in America every year and is the third leading cause of death in the United States. Over the past decade, the death rate for lung disease has risen faster than for almost any other major disease.
American Lung Association

Indoor air quality is two to five times — and occasionally 100 times worse than outdoor air! And it is estimated most people spend 90% of their time indoors!
   — U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

87% of American homeowners are not aware that pollution may be worse inside their homes than outdoors.
   — American Lung Association

Six out of 10 homes and buildings are "sick" and are hazardous to occupants.
   — U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Allergy and asthma are increasing at epidemic proportions — affecting one out of five Americans.
   — American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

More than 15 million Americans are estimated to have asthma, including one in 13 school-age children.
   — U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

About 500,000 hospital admissions and 5,000 deaths are attributed to asthma annually.
   — Online Allergy Center

An estimated 100 million days are lost to asthma each year and asthma causes 10 million days of school absences annually. Direct and indirect expenses related to asthma are estimated at more than $6 billion a year.
   — Online Allergy Center

Dust, dander, mold, mites, pollen and other allergens make millions of allergy and asthma sufferers miserable in their own homes. Homes with pets require extra-thorough, deep cleaning.Homes built after 1979 have tighter insulation wraps — trapping smoke, odors and other contaminants indoors.

Central vacuum systems provide cleaner indoor air by efficiently removing particles without stirring up microscopic dust particles and re-emitting them into the interior of the home. The vacuum receptacle is vented outside of the living space keeping the air inside free of pollutants.
   — The Healthy House Institute

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